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Full line-up of Taste of Downey participants
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

I don’t know, it seems kind of strange to me to have Olive Garden and Papa John’s Pizza at next week’s Taste of Downey food and wine festival.

Nothing against them personally, but aren’t they a little too *corporate* for an event intended to highlight the best of Downey’s cuisine? Or at least that’s what I thought Taste of Downey was about.

Everything else looks awesome, however. Here’s the full lineup, as snagged from the city’s website today:

Bionicos Express
The Palms Steak and Seafood
Bob’s Big Boy
Johnny Carino’s Italian
Elephant Bar
Firestone Grill
Frantone’s Pizza and Spaghetti Villa
Fresh Cutt Carving Grill
Green Olive
Habana Cafe
Hacker’s Sports Bar and Grill
La Barca Grill & Cantina
Maria’s Grill
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Narai Thai
Olive Garden
Pacific Fish Grill
Papa John’s Pizza
Porto’s Bakery
Two for Tango

Tickets for 10 “tastes” are $20 and can be purchased at the event or in advance from City Hall, the Downey Theatre box office and the senior center.

This year’s event is on Downey Avenue and also includes a beer and wine garden, live entertainment, and more.

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, WEB ONLY
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